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Mini Sweet Bean Paste Buns
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
Mini sweet red bean paste bun is created based on Chinese sweet red bean paste buns. This version is much easier and more importantly contains larger amount of smooth skins.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: buns, Sweet Bean
Servings: 60 making 60 bite size mini buns
Calories: 21 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 250 g all-purpose flour , around 2 cups
  • 2 tsp. instant yeast
  • 150 ml milk , with 10ml more for adjusting
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 4 tbsp. sweet red bean paste
  1. In a stand mixer, add flour, instant yeast, milk and sugar and then mix at low speed for 8-9 minutes until the dough is soft and smooth.
  2. Cover with a wet cloth and set aside in warm place until the dough is double in size. Press the dough down (to remove most of the air inside) and then divide the dough into four equal portions.
  3. Divide your sweet bean paste into four equal portions and roll each one into a thin and long log around 12cm long.
  4. Take one portion out and knead for 3-4 minutes until there is no small holes inside. And then roll it out to a long rectangle piece (around 12 cm long). Place the sweet red bean paste log at 1/3 height of the rectangle dough piece, roll from one side tightly.
  5. Cut the two ends off (to remove any odd shaped buns) and then divide the long log into 15 pieces. Lay the small buns into your steamer and cover the lid, otherwise they will be dried out because of the air stream.
  6. Repeat to finish all the other three dough portions.
  7. Add cold water in pot and set up your steamer, rest for 30 minutes and steam for around 15 minutes after the water boils.
Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts is based on each single bun.

Nutrition Facts
Mini Sweet Bean Paste Buns
Amount Per Serving
Calories 21
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 9mg0%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.